Integration Project

Supporting individuals who have arrived on the governments resettlement schemes.

Who we are

The project is part of a Coventry partnership which assists and empowers newly arrived individuals and families so that they can rebuild their lives in their new home. 

Set up in Coventry in 2014, it started out by supporting Afghan interpreters and their families who used to work with the British Army in Afghanistan.

The UK government then launched the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (RVC), which resettle vulnerable families and children from countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey.

It is formed of local organisations Coventry City Council, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, Coventry Citizens Advice, Positive Youth Foundation, Foleshill Women’s Training and St Francis Church of Assisi. 

Currently, Coventry has welcomed over 800 refugees through these programmes, one of the best responses of any local authority in the country.

We also support people through the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP), launched in 2021. We support people with social integration, information about life in the UK and involvement in social activities.

What we offer

The project assists and empowers newly arrived individuals and families so that they can rebuild their lives in their new home, including signposting to other Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre (CRMC) services such as English classes. CRMC works in three specific areas to support those arriving on the two schemes; community participation, social integration and employment

Community participation

Building the capacities of refugees through wellbeing and skill-based activities and creating opportunities for refugees to engage with the local community. 
This area also helps to build links with the local community, by creating opportunities for local people to learn about refugees’ cultures and languages.

A Taste of Syria

A Collection of Recipes and Stories from Syrian Women. Produced by Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre.


Social integration

Welcoming refugees to the city via city tours and welcome meetings, delivering information sessions about life in the UK and the main service providers.


Supporting refugees with information, advice and guidance to build their confidence, skills and ability to find employment. Also enabling those on the schemes to be self-sufficient and to make well-informed decisions about employment.


Accessing the service

Access to this service is only available if individuals have arrived by either the Vulnerable Persons Programme or Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement scheme. 
To find out more about the project, please use the contact details below.

Drop-in hours

Monday                                9am-3:30pm
Tuesday                                9am-3:30pm
Wednesday                                    Closed
Thursday                              9am-3:30pm
 Friday                                    9am-2:30pm
Saturday                                       Closed
Sunday                                         Closed